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Is The Purchase Of Casamigos A Shot Worth Taking For Diageo?

by Trefis Team
Diageo  (NYSE:DEO) has agreed to buy super-premium tequila Casamigos in a transaction that would value the brand at up to $1 billion; an initial consideration of $700 million, with a further potential $300 million if the brand meets certain undis...
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Can Transocean Survive The Ongoing Commodity Slump?

by Trefis Team
Despite the unabated softness in the offshore drilling markets, Transocean (NYSE:RIG) has managed to remain in the black through the last two years. The world’s largest offshore service provider posted positive results even in the last quar...
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Barrick Gold: The Latest Victim Of Rising Regulatory Risk In Developing Country Mining Jurisdictions

by Trefis Team
Barrick Gold’s African operations are mired in uncertainty amid the Tanzanian government’s ban on the export of unprocessed mineral ores from the country. In addition, the Tanzanian government has alleged that Acacia Mining plc, the B...
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Understanding Competitive Threats For Intuitive Surgical

by Trefis Team
In a previous analysis, we talked about how Intuitive Surgical  (NYSE:ISRG) can be a $1,000 stock. To justify such a price, the company will need to maintain gross margins in the 70% range, sell nearly 800 da Vinci systems annually by the end of ...
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Why eBay Announced A Price Match Guarantee

by Trefis Team
As it looks to carve a bigger niche for itself in the e-commerce segment, eBay  (NASDAQ:EBAY) recently  announced that brand new items on its eBay deals page will qualify for a price match guarantee. This will be applicable for identical products...
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What’s At Stake For Qualcomm As Apple Expands Its Lawsuit?

by Trefis Team
Last week, Apple stepped up its legal battle against  Qualcomm  (NYSE:QCOM), targeting the company’s licensing practices that require its chip customers to also pay licensing fees for its patents, while seeking restitution of all excessive ...
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BlackBerry Posts Lackluster Q1 As Software Growth Falters

by Trefis Team
BlackBerry  (NASDAQ:BBRY) published its Q1 fiscal 2018 results on Friday, June 23. While the company’s  profits surged on account of the $940 million one-time arbitration award from Qualcomm, revenues fell significantly short of Wall Street...
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What Makes The Chinese Beauty Market A Desirable One For Global Beauty Leaders?

by Trefis Team
According to a Morgan Stanley report, currently China is the biggest cosmetics market in the world. Even though 2016 was a slow year for luxury beauty brands many of which saw their rankings fall  according to UK-based consultancy, Brand Finance,...
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Cliffs Maintains Focus On U.S.-Centric Strategy With Plans For New Ohio Plant

by Trefis Team
Cliffs Natural Resources has announced plans to set up a hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant in Ohio, which is in line with the company’s strategy to focus on its profitable U.S. operations. Construction on the 1.6 million ton produc...
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Accenture Earnings: Revenues And Order Book Grow, One Time Cost Impacts Guidance

by Trefis Team
Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) reported  its Q3 2017 results  on June 22, posting 5% year-over-year growth (7% in constant currency) in revenues to $8.87 billion. In our  pre-earnings note published  earlier, we stated that we expected both Consulting rev...
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A Closer Look At The Amazon-Nike Partnership

by Trefis Team
A recent Bloomberg report suggests that Nike  (NYSE:NKE) has entered into a partnership with Amazon  (NASDAQ:AMZN) to sell its products directly on the latter’s platform. Currently Nike products available on Amazon’s e-commerce site are sold by t...
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Here’s How Alibaba Can Benefit From Its Stake In Grab

by Trefis Team
Reports suggest that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba  (NYSE:BABA) could participate in the next funding round for Grab, a ride hailing start up based out of Singapore. Grab is Uber’s major competitor in Southeast Asia and Alibaba’s Alipay ...
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What Double Digit Growth Of Macau GGR Means For Wynn?

by Trefis Team
Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) generates nearly 65% of its revenues from Macau, and this figure is likely to increase further this year. Wynn’s new Wynn Palace casino in the region, as well as Macau’s casino industry rebound in Q1’17, helped g...
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A Look At Snap’s Recent Acquisitions

by Trefis Team
Snap  (NYSE:SNAP) has had a relatively rocky few months since its March IPO, with its Q1’17 user growth coming in below expectations and its stock witnessing significant volatility amid Facebook’s moves to quickly copy its best featur...
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